Our inaugural KBDi Traditional Design Award category was a great success this year, and the support of sponsor Albedor Industries was invaluable. Business Development Manager, Mal Stafford (pictured, left) was delighted to present this year’s winner with his award. Haris Bahtiyarov (Alby Turner & Son) presented an outstanding traditional kitchen; see why the judges loved this entry, and its close runner up, below.

This nineteenth-century colonial cottage had a dark and pokey baltic pine kitchen when the designer first paid a visit. With instructions to create a kitchen fit for a professional chef in a style complementary to the home’s architectural era, the designer set to work. The end result is a superbly detailed, thoughtful response to a complex brief, and the judging panel commended the designer on a well-executed project.

In this tightly-contested category, the judges deemed this entry to be worthy of commendation. The designer’s reinvention of the existing space was impressive, and her response to the client brief ticked all the boxes. The simple architecture of this Balmain boathouse was described by the designer as ‘unpretentious’, and she cleverly incorporated the elements of Shaker style to complement the exterior. With its simple lines and understated elegance, the new kitchen is a perfect fit.

Huge thanks, once again, to Albedor Industries for their support. And a whopping big CONGRATULATIONS to Harris and Sally for their winning entries.